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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Ohio on

Q: I need to file bankruptcy. I need the most reasonable lawyer out there. I don't have much money.

I pay the rent and electric which is 650 and 258. I don't have the money for bills or to pay the stuff in collection. I live in Middlefield we have no car and I'm in a wheelchair. I only make 1397 on SS. I REALLY don't know what to do

Help

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 13, 2019

Contact your local bar association or legal aid society and they can refer you to some lawyers who can help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on

Q: Hi I have a question about a speeding ticket.

My boyfriend won a Lamborghini for a day and was showing me how the acceleration worked and briefly hit 130 MPH and slowed down. A police officer trailed us for a minute and then finally put on his lights and pulled us over. He hadn’t been drinking and the officer gave him a test and he passed.... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Sep 13, 2019

What exactly is your question? He should have a lawyer represent him in the traffic ticket. There’s nothing you can do about the local news. Man wins Lamborghini for a day and does 130 down Market Street is exactly the sort of thing local news stations cover.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on

Q: Car accident question

If there was a tree down from someone's yard that fell in the street all the way across the road from ditch to ditch that caused us to have a bad accident. Can you go after the home owners insurance. There was no time to stop so we hit it at the rate of speed that the road allows.

Matthew Williams answered on Sep 13, 2019

The short Answer is maybe. It depends on why the tree fell and what their policy covers. It’s certainly worth looking into.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Ohio on

Q: I'm am I fireman and hurt my shoulder during training. Misdiagnosed, Now need surgery.

Now my employer is talking about putting me on FMLA and maybe separation if I can't come back after FMLA runs out... Is that legal?

Matthew Williams answered on Sep 13, 2019

You really ought to speak with an attorney about this. Look for a local lawyer who does a lot of workers comp and medical malpractice.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Ohio on

Q: Is it legal for cops to slam me out of my car while i was sleep at the gas pump & search my vehicle without any probable

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 13, 2019

Without knowing all of the facts including their assertions, a proper answer cannot be given

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: I was convicted of a crime did three years in prison an just a couple weeks ago the courts reversed the descion

What do I do

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 12, 2019

Thank you for sharing. No question

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Ohio on

Q: My mother passed away without a will, her and my dad have a home he’s in prison can I stop him selling home

He said he had to have my mom removed from mortgage and the potential buyer has a lawyer and they sent me a paper I haven’t signed about my passing instate and not wanting notified of probate hearings. I have not signed anything.

The sale of the house was stopped last month but idk why... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 12, 2019

Whatever you are being asked to sign, you should take to an attorney for advice.

Depending on how the house was titled when your mother passed, and also depending on whether you are the biological or adopted child of both of them (the individuals you are referring to as mom and dad), you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on

Q: How many days can a person report dv charges after it happens two weeks ago

Matthew Williams answered on Sep 11, 2019

A standard misdemeanor has a statute of limitations of 2 years. So yep.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on

Q: 2 cars traveling in the same direction the first car signals to turn left and then realizes he wants to turn right

as he goes to turn right still in the intersection he hits the side near the front of the vehicle behind him that was going straight

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

See my other answer to which I'd add--the confused driver can claim that the other driver did not leave an assured clear distance ahead of themselves which would have obviated the contact.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on

Q: 2 cars traveling in the same direction the first car signals to turn left and then realizes he wants to turn right

as he goes to turn right still in the intersection he hits the side near the front of the vehicle behind him that was going straight

there is only one lane to turn from (no turning lane

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

Car that changed his mind in the middle of the traffic stream.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio on

Q: My father passed away. He was married for about 6 years ( she was his 4th wife ) also she is 25 years younger than him.

He retired from the state of Ohio. He named me the beneficiary ( his daughter). What are my rights with this. I have a brother I would split it with. Does she get all of it. Do we have any say at all with this. I know he wanted us to have this.He left her a 401K , all for his other assets , 2... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 11, 2019

You will have to consult with a local probate attorney who can review all the facts, gather any information and documents, and then advise you. You might have to file to administer the estate, unless his wife or someone else does. Whether you or anyone but his wife receives anything, will depend... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on

Q: Ok I never married my son's mother we split up my son came to live with me but we never have been to court can I move hi

He and I are ready to move to colorado he wants to go

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 11, 2019

Since you were never married, his mother has sole legal custody, even though he has been living with you. You don't have any parental rights or a court order for custody. If you move, that could be a problem. Mother could get him back here. But if you and mother can agree, then you could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on

Q: Need to talk to lawyer over the phone about child placement case

Need to talk to experience juvenile court lawyer please

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 11, 2019

Use the Find a Lawyer tab and call some local family law attorneys to find one to work with. Attorneys on this site are not permitted to respond directly.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on

Q: Can a 16 date a 19 without charges?

So my parents found out that I was with a guy instead of work. So I did some research for laws in the state of Ohio apparently the Romeo & Juliet laws protect's us from being charged or getting in trouble. My 17th birthday is in February can I move out my homelife is bad and not stable place to... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 11, 2019

Until you are 18, your parents are responsible for you. If you move out, you could go to juvenile detention. They could also make trouble for your 19 year old boyfriend. Talk to a teacher, school counselor, family member, or other trusted adult about your home situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio on

Q: How do we access my father's will if it was never filed and wife will not let us see it.

She says everything was left to her and never let us see the will. We (his adult children) were in his will at one point, but not sure if it was changed once they got married or once he got sick. Is there anything we can do?

Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 10, 2019

Yes, you can hire a probate attorney to help you probate your dad's estate. That will smoke out the will. No matter how many you ask this question the answer wil be the same. Obviously simply asking for a copy has not worked, and why bother suing her for a copy when you can send your legal dollars... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Ohio on

Q: My father died 4 years ago. His wife would not let us see the will and it was never filed with probate. Can we do anythi

My 20 year old sister was living with him and fully supported by him. Wife kicked her out as soon as he died. He did have a will but wife said everything was left to her.

Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 10, 2019

One option would be to hire an attorney to open a probate by intestate succession and have you named as the personal representative. Under the laws of intestate succession in most states, the children get half of the estate absent a will. The wife will be served with the papers and that will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on

Q: can the landlord keep us off the property that our son rents? The landlord is his father my wife's X

There are two other tenants also

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 10, 2019

Landlord can try to get a court order keeping you off, if there is a good reason. But when property is rented to a tenant, unless there are restrictions in the lease, the tenant gets to decide who can visit.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on

Q: can HOA ban a fence unless you have an in-ground pool if there are many houses with fences and no pool

HOA is banning putting up a fence for our backyard claiming that you can only do so if you have an inground pool. Yet there are many houses in the sub-division that do not have in-ground pools but do have fences. In addition, they updated their bylaws online hours after talking to me.

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 10, 2019

If they deny your request, and you do it anyway, they could sue you. Or you can get an attorney to advise the HOA that because of its inconsistent enforcement, a court might refuse to enforce their no-fence policy. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review and try... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on

Q: There's a court order and my kid refuses to go with the other parent Terrified ...there's been horrible allogations

Dismissed cases as unsubstantiated but the child brings these allogations up to many and the parent who came to pick him up confronted himself as to why he refused his visit... professional opinions stated in court that they believe the child's allogations are saught true and believe child isn't... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 10, 2019

There is no perfect system. If allegations cannot be proven, or opinions are offered, a court can disregard them. People can lie about things. It is the court's duty to decide what to do. Courts and judges aren't perfect. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on

Q: 17 year old emncipation in ohio

As you can assume from the question, I'm a 17 year old who resides in Ohio..My father has crap priorities. Continuing to rely on him to get my life started is going to do nothing but hinder me. I've been trying for a year now to (first) get my ID and (second) get my driving permit. He won't take me... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 10, 2019

Does your father provide health insurance for you? Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about this. But Ohio does not allow emancipation in your situation. If you move out before you are 18, father could have you apprehended. Here is a link with information:... Read more »

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